My friend bought a brand new Benelli Supernova and found a choke with defect. One of the chokes had very strange looking edge.
One of the common problems of Benelli Supernova or Nova shotguns is double feed. When you have two rounds coming out of magazine tube simulatneously and blocking the action.
Bought, installed and tested HFD2 Compression Follower. I really liked gold color but it is similar to color of shell, so bright colors are better for safety reasons.
This follower fits Benelli Nova, Nova Tactical & Super Nova in 12 Gauge. It is good alternative to Nordic Components followers. HFD2 Compression Follower has tail which prevents spring from binding and kinking.
Machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum which is lightweight and corrosion resistant.
Broken Benelli Supernova forend on training today. Piece of the forend stuck inside and shotgun was not functional.
My friend bought a new Benelli Supernova and asked me to help with basic tuning modification for practical shooting.
So, we started polishing action bars, it makes work of a shotgun smoother:
This happened to one of the shooters on shotgun competition. Firing pin on his Benelli Supernova stuck in forward position and slamfire discharge occured when he pushed forend forward loading shell into a chamber.
The problem was in firing pin. It is little deformed (probably from dry-fire trainings). That caused it to stuck in forward position. It looks like the metal is too soft and easy to deform:
Found one more interesting pic from recent training. This what can happen to a shotshell:
Offtopic today. I own Benelli Supernova shotgun. It was working good for a very long period of time. I’ve put about 15,000-20,000 rounds through it. The only problem I’ve had was a light primer strike on my Benelli Supernova. It was easy to fix.
MatchSaverZ is a shell holder that holds one shell near the chamber to be able to load a shotgun quickly.
I have already had article about Light Primer Strike on shotguns.
The key to success to competition shooter is to never stop and try new drills, different stances and of course to experiment with equipment.
Benelli Supernova is a great shotgun but it has some things which can be improved. One of such things is slippery forend. It has groves but plastic is slippery, I wish I could get Hogue overmolded forend for my Benelli Supernova, I miss it so much.
By the way, this is one of things why I love my Rem 870, you can choose from hundreds of upgrades! Accessories for other shotguns are very limited.